- commodity chains, commodity chain analysisThe network of economic links which integrate transnational labour processes and corporations involved in global sourcing and global marketing of products. Commodity chain analysis-sometimes also known as the ‘global commodity chains’ (GCC) approach-is a development of the world-system perspective. It challenges the assumption that capitalism is an incremental process contained within nation-states by tracking the organizational, geographical, and cultural dimensions of world-wide chains for the manufacture and distribution of goods such as clothing, automobiles, food, and drugs. A distinction is sometimes made between producer-driven (transnational corporation) and buyer-driven (retailer/trading company) commodity chains. For a summary statement and series of case-studies see, Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism (1994). See also globalization.
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